Malcolm Ginsberg

Currently working as Editor In Chief at Business Travel News (BTN)

London, UK

About Malcolm Ginsberg

Malcolm Ginsberg, in a lengthy and very active career, is a successful public relations practitioner, publisher and writer, specialising in transport and travel. Starting out as a motor racing reporter, he was headhunted by Lotus Cars (at the time World Motor Racing Champions) to become press officer and later publicity manager, helping to sell the Elan, Elan +2, Europa and Lotus 7 (now Caterham 7).

In 1973 he founded Malcolm Ginsberg & Associates (MGA), public relations consultants, with Moonraker Boats (owned by Colin Chapman of Lotus), Clan Cars (essentially a Lotus spin off), Piper Aircraft and CSE – The Oxford Air Training School, as his first clients. CSE introduced Embraer to the UK and won the RAF order for the Tucano trainer. HeavyLift Cargo Airlines, no longer with us, its name is now part of the vocabulary, was another decade-long client. MGA has acted for American Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British World Airlines, Monarch and for 15 years Brymon Airways, plus Luton and Belfast Intentional airports. Sir Roy Watts, the former CEO of British Airways, retained MGA when he became chairman of Thames Water plc. Malcolm gained various awards for his public relations work, these mainly concerning his efforts on behalf of London City Airport in its early days.

His work in the publishing area has included the Flight International Directory of British Aviation, Flight International Directory of European Aviation, the Airports International Directory, Farnborough Trade Catalogue and Air & Business Travel News (ABTN).

Malcolm has been involved with London City Airport since the idea was conceived and has published LONDON CITY AIRPORT – 30 Years serving the Capital – ISBN 978-1-900438-07-0 the authoritative book on the airport. He was a founder member of the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom and an active committee member.


Editor in Chief

Business Travel News (BTN)

Apr 1993 - Present • 27 years 2 months
Malcolm Ginsberg has been involved in Business Travel for 40 years

A View from the Flight Deck

When do we start flying again? With British Airways announcing up the 12,000 job cuts Air and Business Travel News (BTN) has been looking at the situation regarding pilots. British Airways employs 4,749 pilots, easyJet UK just less than…

London Gatwick stays open

To tide it over difficult times Gatwick Airport has secured a £300m loan with a consortium of banks loan to ensure its investment grade rating is maintained Business Travel News reports (www.btnews.co.uk)

British Prime Minister on Convid-19

“It will soon be the time when we will quarantine people coming into the country by air.” The words of Boris Johnson Prime Minster speaking to the nation last night, Business Travel News London reports.

Airlines UK strongest ever statement

"This proposal would effectively kill international travel to and from the UK and cause immeasurable damage to the aviation industry and wider UK economy” That was Airlines UK Chief Executive Tim Alderslade very firm response to speculation that passengers arriving at British airports will be compelled to enter a 14-day quarantine period as part of Government COVID-19 measures reports Air & Business Travel News.

A View from the Flight Deck

When do we start flying again? With British Airways announcing up the 12,000 job cuts Air and Business Travel News (BTN) has been looking at the situation regarding pilots. British Airways employs 4,749 pilots, easyJet UK just less than 2,400, Jet2 about 1,300.

London Gatwick stays open

To tide it over difficult times Gatwick Airport has secured a £300m loan with a consortium of banks loan to ensure its investment grade rating is maintained Business Travel News reports (www.btnews.co.uk)

British Aviation Minister speaks out.

The recently appointed British aviation minister Kelly Tolhurst has spoken out. Not yet well known to the air transport community her words, to the UK weekly Business Travel News, were supplemented by some notes on her background. She is not a stranger to the aviation world. “It’s a matter of weeks since I had the […]
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